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Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Top British policeman suspended over Hillsborough disaster

© AFP | Tributes on the steps of St George's Hall in Liverpool to commemorate the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster, on April 27, 2016
LONDON (AFP) -  The police chief in Britain's South Yorkshire region was suspended Wednesday "following the run-up to and delivery of the Hillsborough verdicts", which found the police partly responsible for the 1989 football stadium disaster that killed 96 Liverpool fans.
South Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Billings, the elected official in charge of policing in the northern region, said he had no choice but to suspend David Crompton "based on the erosion of public trust and confidence".
© 2016 AFP

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